The Anonymous Widower

National Express Deploys Hydrogen Double-Deckers In The West Midlands

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Renewable Energy Magazine.

This is the first paragraph.

National Express has deployed 20 hydrogen double-decker buses purchased by Birmingham City Council, serving West Midlands route 51 to Walsall via Perry Barr from 6th December 2021– the only hydrogen buses operating in England outside London.

The buses are from Wrightbus.

The article also says this about the source of the hydrogen.

The council are also collaborating with ITM, who are producing and dispensing the hydrogen fuel from the new re-fuelling hub at Tyseley Energy Park.

This is surely the way to do it. Hydrogen buses with a local source of freshly-picked hydrogen.



January 6, 2022 - Posted by | Hydrogen, Transport/Travel | , , , ,


  1. I feel they are tad disingenuous over NOX reductions in the article as there is a corresponding level of emissions from the electricity being used to to run the electrolysers as well of course depending on the energy mix. That said air quality should be paramount in large populated areas and zero emission vehicles should be mandated by 2025 at the latest imv.

    Comment by Nicholas Lewis | January 6, 2022 | Reply

  2. I talked to people on the hydrogen-powered train in Germany and some were a bit apprehensive. But they did have the Hindenburg.

    I have ridden London’s hydrogen buses several times and some passengers are a bit worried.

    Time will bring them round.

    Go Ahead wanted liquid hydrogen, which they are getting from the Netherlands.

    Birmingham is putting in their own electrolyser from ITM Power of Sheffield.

    Comment by AnonW | January 6, 2022 | Reply

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